[ckan4rdm] CKAN as research data repository

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 14:19:23 UTC 2013

We're trying some experiments within IT Services at Oxford, using CKAN as a vehicle for rapid prototyping. Whether we'll implement
it as a service in any way alongside our existing repository and metadata systems is a question for 2014.

Keyword there is "rapid". Took an hour or two to get running on a clean VM, and does what it says on the tin - which
is an attractive attitude :-} Took longer to understand the Datastore than the rest of it, but thats looking nice.

Trying to see how I can put up an HTML page for my dataset which uses resources within it
(ie images) and not seeing how to refer to resource B from resource A, but I hope thats solvable.
I'd like to make it possible to put a front-end on a dataset using such a technique, but maybe
I am fighting the paradigm.
Sebastian Rahtz      
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

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